Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy Gotcha-versary and 7th Birthday, Spud.

Today marks two years since I impulse-purchased Spud and took a leap of faith in both a horse and trainer I had never met. You hear all kinds of horror stories from purchasing horses sight unseen, or even just sans vet check, but my story turned out pretty darn awesome. It wouldn't work for every situation, and I certainly do not deem it appropriate for every situation, but sometimes you have to just buy the damn horse.

And buy the horse I did.
 I was initially going to do a big write-up on Spud and the changes he's made, but I feel as though my previous post, "Metamorphasis of Spud", really hit the nail on the head. So instead of rehashing old ideas and thoughts, I thought a massive media-dump would be appropriate.

But before that, I wanted to remind everyone about Spud's history. If you haven't already read that post, I encourage you to. If you just want to get to the photos I will do a tl;dr version: Previous Owner purchased him and his full-sister from a cattle auction. P.O spent time ground-driving him before listing him up on the classifieds for $700. Driving Trainer who had been helping me to find a horse encouraged me to purchase him. Aaaand, I did. Driving Trainer put 2 months on him and then he came home.

Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

(Seriously, this is a HUGE photo spam. Sorrynotsorry.).

Learning to become a proper driving pon pon.

First drive with a passenger.

First time I actually met him.

First drive.

Lay-over stop on our way back home.

Him and the Mrs.

First drive at home!

First awkward and terrible family photo.

Running amuck with Suzie in Winter 2014.

Roxy riding him.

That time I brought him inside.

Making love and friends, with AJ.

Our first drive at the indoor, wherein he
met a rather curious Warmblood.

Those speckles <3

Synchronized cantering.

Our second gymkhana.

Winter 2015.

That time they had some serious matching game.

The first ride in the new trailer!

His tail... OMG.

Looking less and less like a potato.

Endurance-type drives this year.

Escape-artist extraordinaire.

Second clinic we ever did.

Our first show <3

Learning to lay down.

The festival of lights - Spud cheesin it.

Size comparison at the BVX 2016

More of our first show.
The Light Festival.

On to more adventures with this sweet guy.

The future looks promising and I cannot wait to see where it leads us - this is just the beginning.


  1. I WANT HIM!!!! My fave is Spud in a blankie. :)

    1. He has quite the fan club going, so I imagine you aren't the only one :P

  2. Oh my gosh. He's such a cutie. Good job picking him out.

    1. He has surpassed all my expectations, that's for sure :)

  3. It was all definitely meant to be!

  4. There can never be too many pictures of this magical little dude !!!! <3 Spud!!!

  5. Spud is just too cute not to have thousands of pictures of him. What a great little guy. You definitely made the right decision getting him.